Thursday, 3 September 2009

Chas Jankel ”Questionnaire”

Chas Jankel

( LP A&M Records, 1981 )
Catalog# SP-64885

A1 109 (3:53)
A2 Johnny Funk (4:57)
A3 Now You’re Dancing (3:39)
A4 Magic Of Music (4:53)
B1 Glad To Know You (6:35)
B2 Boy (3:53)
B3 Questionnaire (5:05)
B4 3,000,000 Synths (6:27)

Co-producer – Peter Van Hooke , Philip Bagenal
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – Chas Jankel , Peter Van Hooke , Philip Bagenal , Steve Prestage

Produced by Chas Jankel, Philip Bagenal and Pete Van-Hooke.
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York.
All tracks recorded between January and July 1981 at Eastcote Products Recording Studio, London.
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1981

Keyboardist Chas Jankel was a member of Ian Dury & the Blockheads during the British funk/new wave band’s commercial peak (the late ’70s). First hooking up with Dury as part of the pub group Kilburn & the High Roads in the early part of the ’70s, Jankel was asked by Dury to join his new outfit, and appeared on such Blockheads releases as 1977’s New Boots & Panties!! (which spawned Dury’s best-known hit, “Sex & Drugs & Rock n’ Roll”) and 1979’s Do It Yourself, before leaving the group. But in 1981, Jankel teamed up once more with Dury (sans the Blockheads) for the release Lord Upminster, which spawned the U.S. Top 40 dance hit “Spasticus Autisticus.” But by this time, Jankel had become more interested in pursuing a solo career, and he issued several releases for A&M from the early to mid-’80s: 1980’s self-titled debut, 1981’s Chasanova and Questionaire (the latter of which contained the U.S. dance hit “Glad to Know You,” a collaboration with Dury), 1983’s Chazablanca, and 1985’s Looking at You. But after the flurry of recording activity, little was heard from Jankel again.
By Greg Prato (AMG)

By Pier

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